Increasing customer demands on product and service in today's globalized society are creating a new trend: nearshoring. The more localized production within the framework of nearshoring enables companies to respond to customer needs with shorter delivery times and higher flexibility.

Miebach Consulting began conducting a survey in July in Europe and Latin America to explore how the supply chain can be aligned to implement nearshoring efficiently. The study assesses the relevant factors for supporting the decision and give an outlook on future tendencies.

Due to the nature of the early findings, Miebach has expanded the survey to include the US and Canada to gather additional information from companies in this geographic region.

Market participants in the logistics and manufacturing industries are encouraged to take part in this survey. The online questionnaire will take about 15 minutes to complete. All submitted information is strictly confidential and will serve exclusively as base of data for the empirical part of our anonymized study. The survey will be available until end of November 2016. Link to online questionnaire:

In return for your participation, respondents will receive the complete results report.

For further inquiries please contact Bernd Müller-Dauppert, director of the market segment manufacturing & high-tech (e-mail: